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How to change your profile name and keep your save file

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To change your save profile name in ATS/ETS you will need to go into your C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Documents\American Truck Simulator

and open config.cfg in any text editor.


search for save_format change the number to 2.

config.cfg - save_format.png

launch the game load into the profile you are wanting the change into and then log out of it to cause an autosave. the make a new profile with the name you want to change the profile to. load the profile and do the intro delivery and close so it will auto save.


you will need sii unlocker available here http://forum.scssoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=164103 right click the .rar go to properties and unlock then extract to somewhere you will remember.


go to C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Documents\American Truck Simulator\profiles and make a backup of the folders in there in case something goes wrong.  now you will need to unlock 3 .sii per profile.

profile.sii - info.sii - game.sii

you do this by dragging the file into the scsc.bat that you extracted from the .rar.


once they are unlocked open the profile.sii


and look for profile_name this is how to see what folder is for which profile.

now change the profile_name in the profile you want to change to what you named the new one.

profile.sii - profile_name.png

then search for user_profile copy the numbers after nameless. from the new profile to the old profile.sii. save the sii and close.

profile.sii - user_profile.png


open info.sii.

autosave - info.sii.png

look for the save_container line and copy the numbers from the new profile to the old one. save and close.

info.sii - save_container.png

now open the game.sii in the same folder

autosave - game.sii.png

and search for player: _ and copy the number from the new profile into the old profile.

game.sii - player.png

search for player : _ and copy the number from the new profile into the old profile. save and close.

game.sii - Player .png

now delete all the files in the new profile folder and copy all the files from the old profile folder into the new one. launch the game and you should have both the old and new profiles listed.


if anything is unclear please say so, better at talking than typing

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